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Re: Apple IIGS

Postby Carcenomy on Sun Sep 16, 2012 12:44 pm

gavo wrote:
tezza wrote:ADTPRO is an option (worked well for my Apple II/IIe) but I've discovered there is a special (miniDIN8) cable required for the modem port.

I'm almost 100% sure this is the same port as used on the similar era Mac's (Plus and up, or maybe SE and up) so if you can find a modem cable for one of those you should be right.

It sure is. The IIGS may have introduced us to Apple Desktop Bus before the Mac had it, but its modem connectors were the same as the Mac.
tezza wrote:Not having a cable I tried using a Super Serial card (SSC), first in slot 2 (the modem slot) then in slot 7 (which can take any card). Slot 2 didn't work at all. I wondered if I needed to somehow disable the built-in circuitry somehow.

Yes. Enter the IIgs control panel (by Ctrl-OpenApple-Esc from memory) and set slot 2 to "Your Card" (or similar) - I'm a little hazy as its been a while, but google will help you with it.
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Yep. You could enable/disable various subsystems to allow use of your own third party components.
tezza wrote:But then, maybe I really need a hard disk of some sort.

Do it!
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Re: Apple IIGS

Postby tezza on Sun Sep 16, 2012 5:12 pm

A couple of developments here..

1. I found a spare 3.5 inch drive hiding in my Mac stuff. I've now got two drives for the machine. This makes it a lot more workable.
2. Following your advice I changed the config in the control panel and had another crack with the Super Serial card and ADTPRO.

Success! I've just download King's Quest. Classic game. With everything working, my software library is now attainable at http://www.whatisthe2gs.apple2.org.za/

Cool.
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Re: Apple IIGS

Postby Carcenomy on Sun Sep 16, 2012 6:58 pm

Hmm, I know too many of those games. I wonder which are IIGS exclusive, if any?
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Re: Apple IIGS

Postby tezza on Sun Sep 16, 2012 7:34 pm

Carcenomy wrote:Hmm, I know too many of those games. I wonder which are IIGS exclusive, if any?


None of them. They are Sierra games though and someone (possibly an Apple Fanboy) said the IIGS was one of the best platforms for these kind of games. I thought I'd get 'em anyway.
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Re: Apple IIGS

Postby Carcenomy on Sun Sep 16, 2012 7:42 pm

Be more or less like playing on an Amiga I'd have thought. Was looking at the screenshots for Test Drive II and felt a little sad... it's a port, and it looks like its benefactor was the IBM version.

There WAS some IIGS only games... dangit, I'mma have to do some searching now.
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Re: Apple IIGS

Postby tezza on Sun Sep 16, 2012 7:46 pm

People have mentioned "Zany Golf"?
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Re: Apple IIGS

Postby tezza on Sun Sep 16, 2012 7:48 pm

tezza wrote:People have mentioned "Zany Golf"?

In fact, found it and I'm downloading right now!
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Re: Apple IIGS

Postby tezza on Sun Sep 16, 2012 8:06 pm

Just played a hole of Zany Golf. LOL..yea, it's quite hard-case...especially the music1
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Re: Apple IIGS

Postby tezza on Mon Sep 17, 2012 10:33 pm

tezza wrote:....Alternatively, someone suggested a CFFA 3000 which seems to be a modern solution..... Looks good though but expensive. Has anyone had experience with this device?

Arrggg...the more I think about this and visit the page the more I want to order one! Must resist (have to save up money for the 128k Mac that might magically appear one day)...but we wants it..we NEEDS it... :)
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Re: Apple IIGS

Postby Carcenomy on Tue Sep 18, 2012 12:29 am

Bollocks the 128K, get the CFFA 3000! :)
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Re: Apple IIGS

Postby Gibsaw on Tue Sep 18, 2012 1:50 am

The other thing worth mentioning is that the CFFA3000 is a really good product, but it's not a full industrial production line and there is a queue so the earlier you order...
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Re: Apple IIGS

Postby tezza on Tue Sep 18, 2012 12:51 pm

Ok. Ordered! Should make a good accessory for my Apple II range of machines.
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Re: Apple IIGS

Postby Gibsaw on Wed Oct 10, 2012 4:12 pm

Hey, on the subject of transferring files... Should you be still keen to do so using the internal interface, and remove the "super serial" from the equation

The cables are available relatively cheaply.

US$13.80 altogether including shipping for one for the IIgs.
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Re: Apple IIGS

Postby tezza on Wed Oct 10, 2012 7:22 pm

That's a good price.

I have been promised one by the local Mac hoarder. I'm not sure when I'll actually see it though.

I see I'm on the CFFA 3000 order list (order 3662) :D
http://dreher.net/?s=projects/CFforAppl ... Status.php

Who owns the order from Auckland?
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Re: Apple IIGS

Postby Gibsaw on Wed Oct 10, 2012 7:55 pm

Not me. I got mine in the first run.
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